GM and agriculture videos
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GM crops don’t exist in a vacuum. These videos explore the wider agricultural context.
A Silent Forest
The Growing Threat Genetically Engineered Trees. This award winning documentary film explores the growing global threat of genetically engineered trees to our environment and to human health. The film features renowned geneticist and host of PBS' The Nature of Things David Suzuki, who explores the unknown and possibly disastrous consequences of improperly tested GE methods.(Total time 15:46)
Stuffed, Starved and Sprayed: Raj Patel on GM crops, Agroecology and Globalized Corporate Agriculture
Raj Patel has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, and has worked for the World Bank and WTO. Among other books he is the author of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System (http://www.rajpatel.org). Here he talks about GM crops and globalized corporate agriculture, as well as the planet-wide democratic push for 'agro-ecology,' and their relation to California's movement to Stop the Spray. (Time 24:46)
Olivier de Schutter: Why are GM crops not the solution?
Hunger, Food and (Agroecological) Alternatives. Today, a billion people live in hunger. Can we feed the world and achieve economic development while conserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of peasants and the rural poor?
The Myths of Genetic Engineering and the New Green Revolution
Anuradha Mittal, an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights, democracy, and agriculture issues, speaks on the myths of genetic engineering. (Time: 45:48)
The New Food Wars: Globalization GMOs and Biofuels
At the 17th Annual Margolis lecture at UC Irvine, USA, scientist and activist Vandana Shiva explores whether the future will be one of food wars or food peace. She argues that the creation of food peace demands a major shift in the way food is produced and distributed, and the way in which we manage and use the soil, water and biodiversity, which makes food production possible. (Time for video: 59:17)
Claire Hope Cummings Speaks Out
In this 4-part series, journalist, environmentalist, and author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds, Claire Hope Cummings speaks out on behalf of the natural world, and for a new approach to solving the environmental, social, and philosophical problems inherent in our present food system. (Total time: 25:06)
Challenging Corporate Globalization - including genetic engineering and nanotechnology
Andrew Kimbrell, attorney, activist and author and founder of the International Center for Technology Assessment, speaks on dangerous technologies like genetic engineering. "Enviro Close-Up" explores issues such as global warming, renewable energy, nuclear proliferation and globalization. (Time: 29:18)